Member Needed for Indian Child Welfare Advisory Board

The responsibilities of this Board include advising the PTN Social Services Department and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) program on child custody cases for PTN members or eligible to be members; identifying services for the Dept. to provide and/or request for the children and families of the child custody cases; hear complaints and grievances regarding child custody cases; and report to Council on the Board’s advice and determinations to the Social Services Dept. The appointment is for a two-year term expiring January 31, 2023.

Requirements to qualify for the Board:

– Ponca Tribe of Nebraska member*

– Successfully pass a criminal background check

– Not an employee of the PTN and PTN entities

*Preferably the member has received services from the PTN Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) program, but it is not a requirement.

A $250 stipend and mileage reimbursement (not to exceed 410 miles at the govt. rate) are paid per meeting. Deadline for applications is April 28, 2021. Letters of interest can be sent to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Attn: Beth Barger, PO Box 288, Niobrara, NE 68760 or emailed to